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5:12pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The secret life of beekeepers

Bay Area beekeeper Marina Shoupe is a member of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association, and she’s one of two women in the group who remove unwanted beehives. The process is known as “extraction.” Shoupe told KALW's Steven Short about the first time she had to answer a call for extraction. She ended up getting way more intimate with bees than ever before.

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4:45pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 22, 2012

Difficulties for kids getting to school in San Francisco; one San Franciscan coming to grips with accepting food stamps; extracting bees; stomping around at the music club Death Guild; and local musicians The Berkeley High School Jazz Band.

2:04pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Commentary: My shame and pride in signing up for the most stigmatized benefit

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The Labor department announced today that weekly unemployment claims nationwide have dropped by 5,000, and the national unemployment rate is now 8.3 percent – the lowest in 4 years. In California, the jobless rate stands at 10.9 percent, down from 12.1 percent a year ago.

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2:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Community college offers expensive version of popular classes

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Popular California community college, Santa Monica College, recently decided to start offering more sections of its most popular classes during the summer for five times the amount they normally cost, according to the Atlantic. The reason the tuition is so high is because these sections are not subsidized by the state.

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1:26pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Transportation

In San Francisco, it’s not always easy to get to school

If you’ve lived in San Francisco long enough, you might have noticed that there are fewer yellow school buses crisscrossing the city. State budget cuts have forced the school district to cut its bus services to 98 percent of high school students. Only five middle schools still get busing. Even elementary schools have been losing service. And deeper cuts are promised for next year.

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